Moving a Mobile Home From a Park

Are you considering removing a mobile home from a mobile home park? Moving a mobile home, whether it is a single wide or double wide can be very pricy.  Just how pricy is it to move a mobile home?  It costs thousands to move these homes.  In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of moving a mobile home from a park. 



                       Moving a Park Mobile Home Park 

There are quite a few things you need to cover when deciding to move your mobile home from a mobile home park. 
  1. First you will need to contact the mobile home park office to see if you are able to move the mobile home.  If you signed a year’s lease with the park office when you moved in, you could be responsible for the lot rent until your year is up.  You could simply pay the lease in full if you only have a couple months left of lot rent.  Another option would be to ask the park if you can break the lease.  Some states have stipulations in place that can get you out of a lease for certain situations.  You might need to discuss this with a lawyer in your state. 
  1. Second, after you have cleared everything with the park office you will need to get a quote to move the mobile home from the park.  You will want to get a few different quotes and make sure the mover is licensed and insured to move the home.  Be sure to get referrals on the mover and only pay part down to start the process. It will typically take 45 to 60 days to move the mobile home.
  1. You will need to make sure the home is in good condition and that it is able to be moved. Many older units can fall apart during a move.  A mobile home mover should be able to look at the home and tell you whether it is a good idea or not.  Typically, vintage mobile homes are not worth trying to move.  Vintage mobile homes would be anything older than 1985. 
  1. Third, you need to make sure you have everything packed in the home and ready to move.  You cannot move a mobile home with belongings in the home.  So be sure you get a storage unit or a moving pod to store your belongings while the home is being moved.
  1. Utilities, internet service and satellite service are another thing you should consider. If you are no longer using these items, you will want to contact your provider to move the service or end the contract all together. 
  1. Another thing you must take into consideration is any additions to the home such as mobile home steps, decks, or sheds. Many times, movers do not count these into the move.  Make sure you are on the same page as your mover, and you know what they are taking and what they are leaving behind.  


                           Moving a Mobile Home Out of a Park

Understand that mobile home parks do not like to see mobile homes moving out of their parks.  It can be a touchy subject when having to approach the managers about moving a home out.  If you are month to month with your lot rent and you do not have a lease you should be able to freely move the mobile home. 
If you are behind on lot rent with your mobile home this can cause issues with moving the home. You will need to get your lot rent paid in full so the park will allow you to move the home.  They have a right to collect their rent on their lot. 
There have been instances where mobile home parks have put rocks and other objects in front of mobile homes, so they are unable to be moved.  It is best to clear up any back lot rent that you may have. 


Maybe you have just decided to sell your mobile home.  It might be easier.  Visit our article on Mobile Home Liquidators for more information. 

                            Move My Mobile Home from a Park

If you are considering living in another mobile home park you may contact the new park office.  Many times, the new park will have empty lots and they typically have toter vehicles that can move these homes.  They may be interested in moving your mobile home to the new location if you sign a yearly lease with them.  Furthermore, this can save you money on a move and take the hassle out of moving the mobile home. 
Park offices have a lot of experience in dealing with other parks.  They also have a lot of experience in dealing with moving homes.


           Moving a Mobile Home from a Park to My Private Land

If you are developing a piece of land and want to place a mobile home on the land, there are quite a few things you need to cover off before you do this.  It can be quite expensive to develop the land and add the utilities needed to live there.  Also, you will have to decide whether this home will sit on piers or a mobile home foundation.   If you don’t want any surprise costs sneaking up on you read our article below. 
You might be interested in our article How Much Does It Cost to Prepare a Mobile Home for Land.


                        Conclusion: Moving a Mobile Home From a Park

In conclusion, moving a mobile home from a mobile home park is not for the faint of heart.  There is a lot that goes into the process and there are almost always delays in getting the home moved.  Once good rainstorm or a permit that doesn’t come in on time can delay you 30 to 60 days more.  Good luck and happy moving. 
If you don’t want your mobile home to look like a mobile home on land check out our article on How To Remodel a Mobile Home to Look Like a House. 

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